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Texas Exotic Hunting

Guided Gemsbok Hunt

Much like the guided bighorn sheep package, Texas offers an awesome chance to hunt gemsbok in the public draw. The hunt is guided, and food, lodging, and on-site transportation are provided. This is an adult-only hunt with a minimum age of 17. The hunt dates are January 18-21, 2022. The hunt will take place on the Mason Mountain WMA, and you will be able to harvest one gemsbok of either sex and unlimited feral hogs and coyotes. Only centerfire rifles are allowed with a minimum caliber of .270 with 150 grain projectiles. For 2020-2021, there were two permits for 7,315 applicants, with a 100% success rate on the hunt. For 2019-2020, there were two permits for 5,988 applicants, with a 100% success rate on the hunt. For 2018-2019, there were two permits for 5,698 applicants, with a 100% success rate on the hunt. The guided Scimitar-horned oryx hunt package will be running in conjunction with the gemsbok hunt package.

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Guided Scimitar-Horned Oryx Hunt Package

The guided Scimitar-horned oryx hunt will take place on the Mason Mountain WMA January 18-21, 2022. Food, lodging, and on-site transportation are provided on this guided hunt. This is an adult-only hunt with a minimum age of 17. You will be able to harvest one Scimitar-horned oryx of either sex and unlimited feral hogs and coyotes. Only centerfire rifles are allowed with a minimum caliber of .270 with 150 grain projectiles. For 2020-2021, there were eight permits for 7,093 applicants, with a 73% success rate on the hunt. For 2019-2020, there were two permits for 5,702 applicants, with a 100% success rate on the hunt. For 2018-2019, there were two permits for 5,536 applicants, with a 100% success rate on the hunt.

Exotic Safari Raffle Tag

Included in the Big Time Texas Hunts raffle is their Exotic Safari package that allows the winner and one companion to harvest three exotics. The exotics available for harvest are gemsbok, Scimitar-horned oryx, waterbuck, and Axis deer. The winner can harvest two trophy exotics, and their companion can harvest one management exotic. Food and lodging are provided on the Mason Mountain WMA. You will be guided by an experienced TPWD biologist as well as guides from the Mason Mountain WMA. You will receive taxidermy after the hunt in the form of two shoulder mounts for the winner. On the hunt, you can use a rifle with a minimum caliber of .270. You will also have the opportunity to fish, harvest unlimited feral hogs, and bring along a non-hunting companion in addition to the hunting companion.

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Nilgai Antelope Safari

Included in the Big Time Texas Hunts raffle is their hunt for Nilgai antelope. It is a free-range hunt in South Texas, and you will be rewarded with around 700 pounds of great wild meat. Lodging and food are complementary for the hunt. As with most of the Big Time Texas Hunts, you will receive a professional guide for the hunt. The hunter may bring along a hunting guest who may also participate in hunting activities.

Powderhorn Cast and Blast

For 2021, there will be a raffle through Big Time Texas Hunts for fishing, whitetail deer, exotics, and waterfowl. This package will take place on the 17,000+ acre Powderhorn WMA, with the fishing to take place in Matagorda Bay. Hunting opportunities include whitetail deer, sambar, and Axis deer. Fishing is along 11 miles of Matagorda Bay for redfish, speckled trout, and more. Meals and lodging will be provided as well as expert guides for hunting and fishing.

Texas Aoudad Hunting

Texas is home to some amazing free-range aoudad hunts. As most of Texas is private land, we would highly recommend you get in contact with an outfitter. If a 30" ram is on your bucket list, give us a call and we will set you up with one of our Endorsed Outfitters.

 

Texas Non-Resident Exotic Hunting Fees

2021-2022 TEXAS NON-RESIDENT FEES
Big Time Texas Hunts Raffle Entry $9 Online
Public Draw Application Fee $0-$10
Non-Resident Hunting License (required if successful) $315
Non-Resident Special Hunting License $132
Non-Resident 5-Day Special Hunting License $48

 

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